Why Soundgarden & Metallica United For Epic Event


Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn, The Offspring, Bush, Seether, Alter Bridge, Coheed & Cambria, Chevelle, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Primus, Rival Sons and Dillinger Escape Plan are all part of 2017’s Rock On The Range lineup. Arguably, the most dynamic and powerful bill in the festivals 11 year run so far.


The festival’s Executive Producer, Gary Spivack, was recently featured on Artist Waves where he discussed the process in securing this year’s lineup.

“For this year, it was our #1 goal on planet earth to land the killer and awesome Metallica. They were the first official band to confirm. THAT was a good day. Thank you Cliff and everyone at Q Prime.

We happen to agree, the 2017 lineup is massive. Last year was our special 10 year anniversary. It sold out and it was topped off by an incredible show by the amazing Red Hot Chili Peppers. Metallica was in our sights from that Monday morning after and we didn’t stop until they confirmed for us. Then the dominoes began to fall. Getting the mighty Soundgarden to basically come out of hiding was next up on the list. And then a band like Korn. For those you know, something just utterly special between Korn and The Rangers just HAPPENS when they hit the ROTR stage. They know — and the Rangers know it. Three kick ass headliners and then all the rest below makes for what we feel is our best ROTR to date.

We are now at three full days with three full stages including a nightly Comedy Tent that is always packed. We want wall to wall rock ’n’ roll, but also don’t want to overdo it either. We don’t ever EVER want to water down the experience. That is important to us”

To read the full feature by Gary Spivack discussing – behind the scenes of the Rock on the Range festival, head over to Artist Waves.


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